The Data Integration and Analysis System (DIAS) is a GEO initiative that supports a computational infrastructure to evaluate the impact of climate change and support adaptation measures on the water cycle and agriculture.
DIAS uses a large data sets of earth observation, climate predictions, hydrological data and socio-economic data. The DIAS infrastructure has been successfully used to support decision-making in South-East Asia and Africa.
DIAS is currently working with UNESCO on the project “Water Disaster Platform to Enhance Climate Resilience in Africa (WADiRE-Africa) which aims to develop a flood early warning system for West Africa (Niger River Basin and Volta River Basin).
In this region, flooding of the Niger and Volta rivers has caused extensive damage. The project is being developed in cooperation with UNESCO, AGRHYMET, the Volta Basin Authority (VBA), and the Niger Basin Authority (NBA).